Thursday, October 12, 2006

The 9th Circus--It Gets Even Worse

The 9th Circuit (Circus) Federal Appeals Court has made plenty of reversible decisions, and thank God they've been reversed.

Here's a new one which confounds people who are NOT from the Land of Fruits and Nuts:

[UPS], the package delivery company believes that the safer policy is to hire only hearing drivers to operate its trucks, but the 9th Circuit finds that a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act:

The ruling puts employers in a "damned if they do and damned if they don't" situation, said Joe Beachboard, a Los Angeles lawyer who represents employers.

If UPS doesn't employ deaf workers as drivers, it can be sued under the disability act, he said. But if a deaf UPS driver has a serious accident, the company also could be sued.

Sorta makes you wonder, eh? How many Lawyer-Dollars are going to burn for THIS idiocy?

HT: Overlawyered

1 comment:

Billiam said...

I always amazes me how they've perverted the ADA. It's sad, really. Yet, you reap what you sow, and we've been sowing this for decades.